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Arrhythmia is also known as Abnormal heart rhythms. An arrhythmia is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause which is usually benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races or goes too slowly. The most serious types of arrhythmias are when the ventricle or lower chamber of the heart beats too fast. This can lead to fainting ...Read more
Terminology: Palpitations are the symptoms one feels when there is an abnormal heart rhythm. Ectopic heart beat means that some of your heart beats originate in a part of your heart is that is not the normal site of origin (the "sinus node".). Ectopic heart beats sometimes (but not always) leads to palpitations. Most ectopic beats go unnoticed. ...Read more
Holter monitor rebuts says 12057 SV Ectopic heartbeat over 24 hours ,is it safe to do exercise ? My doctor says not to worry about the extra beats,
Only if potassium: Is low. If there is another cause, it won't affect it. ...Read more
I suffer from ectopic heartbeats how many skipped beats do you have to have to be considered dangerous?
Thousands/day: Most people talking about "skipped beats" are usually referring to Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVC's). If there is nothing else wrong with your heart and you are otherwise healthy and without other symptoms, less than a few thousand beats per day is safe. Even without that number, frequent PVC's could be a sign of another heart condition, so get checked out by a doctor to be safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ectopic Heartbeats: 27 F from UK asks about ectopic heartbeats when I laugh hard. Not certain what u mean by ectopic beats but heart beats differently every beat based on signals coming & going from brain 2 heart. These change every millisec 2 be certain blood flow to brain etc is constant. So speed and strength change each beat. Laughing may provoke Valsalva reflex which changes rate/strength of beat. Google it. ...Read more
This might have: something to do with vagal stimulation or potentially you just don't notice the ectopic beats when you aren't laughing even though they are there. A long term monitor might be useful to evaluate the situation for you. Regardless, it is unlikely to be anything serious. ...Read more
PVCs and MI: Premature ventricular contractions mean that there is irritability in the heart muscle and normal heart rhythm which starts from high up in the atria is inturrupted in some beats and those beats are originating in the ventricle.Bot it does not mean that it is directly due to mi.But you can get pvcs with mi.Occasional pvcs are not serious but if it comes from many foci and in runs it can be seriou. ...Read more
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